The seventh annual Voila fundraiser, Art and Soul Event 2015, took place on January 24, at the Roswell Country Club.
Patrons enjoyed great food, amazing music, and incredible, pre-submitted, original works of art and jewelry from nearly 100 local artists.
Art and Soul Event 2015 – Voila Krewe
The graceful Eden Rice, seen here in an alla prima painting by portrait and live event artist Ann Bailey, posed for the evening wearing a glamorous white gown. Her hair and attire were studded with huge pearls, a delight to paint!.
Eden is a very popular model in the art community around Atlanta because of her delicate features, translucent skin, and flowing auburn hair. She was also a prominent art model for the late realist painter Nelson Shanks, who created some of his most famous works under the spell (presumably!) of her old-world beauty.
Artists contributed to the cause
Through painting the event in life, a financial gift, or by donating a piece of art for the auction, talented area creatives assisted the event’s success.
And who organized the event?
As outlined by the fundraising organization Voila, on Facebook recently,
“Hosts, Scott Law and Manuela Davis have been hosting fundraisers for 20 years. They began on a small level, holding a “cut-a-thon” where all proceeds would be given to a person in need in the community.
Eight years ago, they organized their first art auction called “Art & Soul,” which benefited the Georgia Transplant Foundation.
A strong team of volunteers worked to bring the Inaugural Mardi Gras Ball to Roswell.”
2015 Live Event paintings sold
Created on-the-spot, with band playing and people dining & dancing in the background – the “wet paint” works by all 5 of the artists were sold at silent auction. The Live Event painters of the event included: